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Billy Collins: The People’s Poet
Billy Collins is one of the best-selling poets alive. Perhaps because his works effortlessly magnify the small details that make life worth living.
Season 5, Episode 22
Billy Collins: The People’s Poet
26:46
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  • Stage & Screen
The Exceptionals
Poet Billy Collins, conductor Gemma New, and playwright/screenwriter Ming Peiffer
Season 5, Episode 22
The Exceptionals
01:13
  • Literature
Sir Andrew Motion Reads “Peewit”
Motion reads and describes his short poem "Peewit" in his Baltimore home.
Season 5
Sir Andrew Motion Reads “Peewit”
06:24
  • Literature
Susan Choi: Interrogator of Truth
Susan Choi’s books reflect her skepticism of authority, including the credibility of characters she creates.
Season 5, Episode 21
Susan Choi: Interrogator of Truth
09:57
  • Literature
Perpetual Andrew Motion
Former U.K. Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion is five decades in and still finding room to grow.
Season 5, Episode 21
Perpetual Andrew Motion
26:46
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  • Music
Life’s Work
Poet Sir Andrew Motion, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and author Susan Choi
Season 5, Episode 21
Life’s Work
07:16
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  • Art & Design
Nate Powell: Drawing on Experience
Graphic novelist Nate Powell is known for beautifully rendered comics with a strong moral core.
Season 5, Episode 20
Nate Powell: Drawing on Experience
07:39
  • Literature
Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
The best-selling author Jonathan Safran Foer writes to interrogate his own past and all of our futures.
Season 5, Episode 20
Jonathan Safran Foer: Illuminating Everything
26:46
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From The Top
Author Jonathan Safran Foer, graphic novelist Nate Powell, and conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Season 5, Episode 20
From The Top
07:07
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Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations
As a grownup, Elizabeth Acevedo realized that the books she had needed as a child still didn’t exist. So she wrote them herself.
Season 5, Episode 19
Elizabeth Acevedo’s Literary Realizations
12:26
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  • Literature
John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
John Darnielle has excelled as a front-man, songwriter, and author by overcoming an innately self-destructive personality.
Season 5, Episode 19
John Darnielle: From Self-Destruction To Self-Construction
26:46
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Power Through Purpose
Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle, poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo, and mural artist Meg Saligman
Season 5, Episode 19
Power Through Purpose